NYC Advisor Applications
Are you interested in becoming the next National Youth Council Advisor?
We are accepting applications, so apply today!
We are looking for experienced field youth coordinators, Red Cross Unit Executives and skilled employees in a specific line of service delivery, with a commitment to advance youth involvement.
Information about the American Red Cross National Youth Council (NYC):
The National Youth Council consists of 13 youth and young adult volunteers from around the country, primarily high school, college, and young professional volunteers, as well as paid Red Cross unit employees who serve as Council advisors. The Council is supported by and works closely with Youth and Young Adults team at National Headquarters.
The NYC strives to further the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross by empowering youth and young adult volunteers to become community and organizational leaders. This is done predominantly in two ways: providing resources to youth in the field such as information, trainings, and conferences, as well as advising Red Cross senior leadership on how to best engage youth and develop policies that promotes both youth involvement and the American Red Cross mission.
Most of the Council work occurs while members are spread around the country, so strong oral and written communication skills and self-starters are a must; members must be proactive about projects.
SENIOR ADVISOR POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Selection of Advisors:
Positions are open to experienced field youth coordinators, Red Cross Unit Executives and skilled employees in a specific line of service delivery, with a commitment to advance youth involvement.
Senior Advisors serve a three-year term, from July of the first year to June of last year. The term is renewable. Senior Advisors may resign at any time; however, a July exit is preferable.
The NYC holds weekly Executive Committee and All Council Calls. Most Council work happens during these calls. Advisors are expected to participate on each the calls a minimum of once a month. Advisors can expect to put in about 5 hours of Council-related work each week.
Senior advisors facilitate leadership-building tutorials once a month during All Council calls. Topics are determined by advisors with the input of Council members based on professional development needs and are designed to aid in the growth and development of the NYC.
The NYC holds three in-person meetings per year, usually in March, July, and November. Member rotations and elections occur at the July meeting. Meetings are typically held at national headquarters in Washington, D.C., Occasionally, locations vary. Advisors are expected to attend all of these meetings.
Senior advisors lead the Progressive Discipline process, as needed, as based on Red Cross Human Resources policies.
Senior advisors facilitate clearly defined member evaluations twice per year. The purpose of these evaluations is to facilitate professional development of and engagement by members with the Council.
Senior advisors help to facilitate continuity of operations within the NYC, especially during member rotations.
Senior advisors assist with program content and purpose, provide guidance and recommendations concerning youth developmental stages, societal trends and issues related to youth, young adults and volunteers in the non- profit sector.
Advisors provide expertise to the NYC in their specific Red Cross fields.
Advisors work with the entire council and Youth and Young Adults team to connect them with internal and external areas of the American Red Cross where opportunities for engagement may lie.
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